Timbuktu - Old and New

Our first view over the tops of the houses, with the desert close at hand

Petit Cisse led us through the narrow streets, past ancient mud-walled buildings ...

... and the many new buildings. On the left: ancient mud walls and a traditional bread oven which is still in daily use. On the right: much less attractive modernity.

Arriving at the market square .. which contained a few traditional small shops selling provisions and some market traders, sitting outside the mostly modern buildings.

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